Why doesn't this answer accept "papers" like other questions with the word journaux? It's confusing and causes a lot of wrong answers where there shouldn't be.
Welcome to Duolingo. It's inconsistent everywhere.
I submitted it for consideration.
Why is ils lisent not accepted?
In a listening exercise, it would be because of the pronounced 's' in lisent: Il lit = /il.li/ ; Ils lisent = /il.liz/.
«he reads some newspapers» is not accepted. Is it not optative to put the «some»?
I said he reads newspapers. It was marked incorrect. I wouldnt know many people who would say he reads the newspapers
Does anyone have any advice for hearing the difference between "de journal" v "des journaux" i feel like the only reason I would know it is because this section of Duolingo is about plurals
the singular wouldn't be «de journal» but «un journal» .
I answered "he reads the news papers", it was also marked incorrect!
He reads the newspapers = Il lit les journaux.
Same here. We would translate that as just "papers." Please fix.
It does not accept "some newspapers".
I said "He is reading the newspapers" why is that marked wrong?
Because des is the plural indefinite article (so des journaux means "some newspapers" or just "newspapers"); les is the plural definite article (so les journaux would mean "the newspapers").